Now until June 15th Registering for FEMA/MEMA Assistance If your home suffered damage on Easter Sunday and reside in Covington, Jefferson Davis, or Jones County, you may register for FEMA Assistance. Contact the agency at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or 1-800-621-FEMA (TTY: 1-800-462-7585).
Also, MEMA disaster assistance centers will be open weekdays 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. until noon (closed Sundays) at the following locations...
\ Covington County: Seminary United Methodist Church, 208 Pine Street, Seminary
\ Jefferson Davis County: L.L. Roberts United Methodist Church, 247 General Robert E. Blount Drive, Bassfield
\ Jones County: Antioch United Methodist Church, 845 Lowe Myrick Rd., Laurel
... when going to one of the above centers, bring your Social Security Number, insurance information, damage information, financial information, and contact information.
Now until July 20th Small Business Administration Offers assistance to Marion County residence following severe weather on April 19.
"Businesses and residents of Marion County can now apply for low-interest disaster loans from the SBA, which includes both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans," the SBA said in a statement to Pine Belt Radio.
"Additionally, residents and businesses in contiguous counties are eligible to apply for SBA Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans. The contiguous counties include: Walthall, Lawrence, Jefferson Davis, Lamar and Pearl River," the SBA added.
The Virtual Outreach Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Storm victims can call 404-331-0333 and use extensions: 2122 and 2106 for residents and 2123 for businesses to speak with a disaster assistance professional.
Now until July 31st Laurel Housing Authority Will have its 15th annual Summer Food Service Program. Grab-and-go meals will be provided to children age 18 or less without charge at the following locations from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. weekdays (closed July 3 and 6)...
\ James A. Townley, 516 South 13th Avenue
\ Brown Circle, 50 Brown Circle
\ Windsor Court, 20 Windsor Court
\ St. Paul Methodist Church, 517 Jefferson Street
\ L.T. Ellis Center, 610 Munson Street
...for more details, call 601-425-4651.
POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 FestivalSouth Due to ongoing coronavirus concerns, FestivalSouth events have been postponed until next year.
Best of the Pine Belt's online voting does continue until May 22.
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Hattiesburg Strong Area servers, bartenders, and cooks in need can find information about applying for grant assistance on The Hattiesburg Jaycees Facebook page or by emailing email@example.com. Community members who would like to show their support can check out hattiesburgstrong.com to order shirts, tanks, yard signs and hats.
Proceeds will go to The Hattiesburg Strong Initiative Grant Fund. If you are interested in donating via PayPal, please reach out to The Hattiesburg Jaycees at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hattiesburg Jaycees Virtual Tip Jar list is still available as well, to get involved message the Jaycees on Facebook or call 601-336-0527 to learn more.
American Cancer Society Relays for Life The fight against cancer never stop. Please visit RelayForLife.org for details on the relay nearest you.
June 5th and 6th Vitalant/FGH Blood Drive Takes place June 5 from noon until 6 p.m. and June 6 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center in downtown Hattiesburg.
June 9th HPD: Coffee with a Cop Meet officers and staff of the Hattiesburg Police Department from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. at Tophers (1803 Broadway Drive).
June 20th Magnolia Cruisers' "Cruising for a Wish" Car Show Takes place from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the parking lot of City Home Center (2139 Hwy. 15 North, Laurel). The event includes games, food, a live DJ, a silent auction and more. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed during the event. For more details, call 601-270-7723 or 601-577-9370.
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